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Eliminating Backgrounds

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San Diego Wild Animal Park 2017 First you need to have a sharp shot and it isn’t that easy. Right after the bird takes flight is your best chance and here the crane’s foot is just barely touching the ground. … Continue reading

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Forgotten

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Oualata, Mauritania 2005 Oualata was once a thriving city, a center for Islamic learning and an important stop on the caravans of the silk road. Now it is withering. A few families live in the abandoned city which lies on a … Continue reading

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Yellow House with Umbrella Pines

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Rome, Italy 2015 I still love the vintage poster look. It makes me happy. I used Topaz Simplify to get this look after I had adjusted the colors and changed the gray sky to blue.  

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Koi

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U.S.A  San Diego, CA 2017 I spent nearly a half hour shooting the koi as they swam about their pool at the Japanese Garden in Balboa Park. Their colors and the way their shimmering bodies formed different designs made it … Continue reading

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Boats in Bombay Harbor

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Bombay, India 2009 I used almost every one of my plug-ins to get this look. The boats had white interiors and hulls of plain blue or red. By adding colored filters, my own or Topaz Textures and Topaz Glow, brush … Continue reading

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Emulating Bobbie Goodrich

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Gujarat, India 2009 I watched a Topaz Labs tutorial by Bobbie Goodrich in 2011.  I was so impressed that I looked for a photo to practice on and this was it. You can still find that Topaz Tutorial on YouTube if … Continue reading

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Afternoon at the Zoo

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Los Angeles, CA 2016 The hippopotamus doesn’t look as if it would be a friendly creature and in the wild it is dangerous. At the zoo, though, the hippos seemed to know the keepers and allowed themselves to be petted … Continue reading

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Kasbah in the Desert

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Merzouga Morocco 2009 Another photograph that fell victim to my plug-in software. I used Topaz Simplify to soften the outline of the kasbah plus a gradient in Photoshop for the sky.  

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Horsemen in Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan 2016 My photos of the Buzhkazi game didn’t live up to my expectations. Maybe it was the afternoon sun, maybe because we stood on the same level as the horses, maybe because the men wore clothing of all sorts … Continue reading

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Fauve by Topaz

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Gujarat, India 2009 I’ve been trying Topaz Glow software. I wasn’t sure I needed it but I love what it did to this photo. I’d worked on this years ago using Topaz Simplicity to give it a stylized look. Topaz … Continue reading

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